On May 8, Ohio will hold its primary elections. Ohioans will have the opportunity to vote for or against Issue 1, a constitutional amendment which would change the way in which Ohio’s congressional districts are drawn.
The proposed amendment would end the current partisan process for drawing congressional districts by a simple majority vote of the General Assembly. This amendment requires a map be adopted with significant bipartisan support, with the goals of keeping local communities together and having district boundaries that are more compact. If bipartisan support cannot be obtained, strict anti-gerrymandering criteria would apply when adopting a congressional map.
See more about Issue 1 here. 3/29/2018